The short-form of the revised junior Eysenck personality questionnaire: A Bengali edition

Ind Psychiatry J. 2012 Jul;21(2):115-8. doi: 10.4103/0972-6748.119600.


Background: Personality measuring instrument plays an important role in many fields of human civilization and therefore, present study was aimed to find such an instrument for Bengali speaking juniors.

Materials and methods: Bengali translation of the short-form of the revised junior Eysenck personality questionnaire developed by Corulla was administered on a sample of 226 Bengali speaking students (99 boys and 127 girls) studying in class seven and eight taken from two urban and two rural schools. Internal consistency of each item under a subscale was calculated; internal consistency of each of the four subscales of the translated questionnaire was calculated; test-retest reliability was found with an interval of 3 months and inter-correlations between different subscales were found.

Conclusion: The findings provided satisfactory psychometric properties of the extraversion, neuroticism, psychoticism, and lie scale.

Keywords: Bengali; extraversion; lie scale; neuroticism; psychoticism; short-form of the revised junior Eysenck personality questionnaire.